We are seeking volunteer field research assistants (RAs) for the 2021 field season of our sea turtle conservation and research project on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our study site is the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge (REGAMA) in the very South of Costa Rica. The sea turtle nesting habitat within REGAMA encompasses 9.8 km of beach adjacent to the small village of Gandoca and several smaller playitas between Gandoca and the community of Manzanillo. REGAMA also harbours coral reefs and seagrass beds, which are popular feeding sites for hawksbills and greens of different life stages. Our project is studying the three resident sea turtle species that are using REGAMA for feeding and nesting: hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback turtles (Dermochelys co

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